EDMONTON – An investigation by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams has led to the seizure of a stolen hand gun, and the arrest of an Edmonton-area drug dealer.
On Nov. 10, Joshua Bambush was arrested during a traffic stop near 95 Street and 124 Avenue.
The 26-year-old was found in possession of a loaded .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun. Bambush has a lifetime firearms prohibition due to a previous drug trafficking conviction.
The gun, found tucked into his waistband, had previously been reported stolen. It has now been submitted for forensic analysis to determine if it is linked to any crimes.
ALERT began its investigation into Bambush last month after receiving information that he was actively selling drugs in the Edmonton area. Bambush was also in possession of methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and psilocybin when arrested. He is now facing 14 criminal charges related to drugs, weapons and breaches.
In the past six months, ALERT has seized 82 firearms from across the province related to organized crime and gang enforcement initiatives.
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